With Breast Cancer Awareness Month underway, it is important to become informed about the breast cancer symptoms and preventative measures that you can take. Whether it is for yourself, a loved one currently battling the disease, or to honor a loved one who has passed, you can make a positive impact by simply educating yourself and others about breast cancer and how to be proactive about your female health.
Breast cancer is a disease in which abnormal cell growth causes a mass known as a lump or tumor. Around 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Although breast cancer is not a preventable disease, you can still be proactive about your female health by scheduling routine visits to Dr. Hill’s OBGYN office and by performing self-administered breast exams. Read our Self Breast Exam FAQs to learn more about how to perform a breast self-exam.
Mammograms are another crucial part of being proactive about your female health. Statistics from the American Cancer Society have shown that breast cancer death rates are down 39% since 1989, due to both improvements in treatment and early detection by mammograms.
Many women will say they fear mammograms because of the negative outcome they can produce. It all goes back to fear of the unknown. Get rid of those unhealthy thoughts with a plan of action and put your breast health in the forefront. Dr. Rodney Hill recommends that women between 40-54 should have a mammogram each year and women 55 and older should have one every 1-2 years.
To book an appointment with Dr. Rodney Hill for your female health, please call the office at 330-746-7007 or book your appointment online.